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Friday, October 16, 2015

Illegal Immigrant Fights For Pay As Student Body President

Politics pays in college, but not quite as well for illegal immigrants.

Student government representatives at most public universities collect money for their service, including stipends as high as $15,000 per year. But Jose Salazar, the student body president at California State Long Beach University, is barred by university bylaws from collecting because he is an illegal immigrant. He’s using his political talents to find a loophole.

“I’m up for the challenge. I love challenges,” Salazar told

School President Jane Close Conoley is on his side, and “searching for more permanent solutions for the undocumented students” in student government, according to reports.

The story of Salazar, who did not return repeated requests for comment, is inspiring to many. Elected president with 52 percent of the vote, the aerospace engineering and physics double major crossed into the U.S. from Mexico a decade ago with his mother and siblings. The family moved to Long Beach, where Salazar told school newspaper the Daily 49er he began middle school as one of just a few students who spoke only Spanish.

“Everyone used to bully me and push me around,” Salazar recalled.

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Anonymous said...

deport him, hes admitted to be illegal

Anonymous said...

Why is he getting "free" anything? Nothing is free it just means I'm paying for it instead of him. So, I'm paying to send him to an American college so he can go back to his own country and use his knowledge? Thanks Obama!

Anonymous said...

School President should be fired

Anonymous said...

No more state funded college's and all this crapp will stop. Did any of your kids get ANYTHING from college besides a degree we are paying for. But freaking illegal idiots can get EVERYTHING.